There are many women in the world of martial arts, who impress fans not only with their skills, but also with their beauty. In this article Telecomasia.net will introduce Brazilian Gezary Matuda - a master of BJJ and a striking beauty.Bet on MMA with 1xBet
Gezary Matuda - biography
Gezary Matuda was born on July 12, 1983 in the large Brazilian city of Curitiba. The girl was interested in martial arts since she was little, and at the age of 15 her curiosity led her to capoeira.
Two years later, Gezary also included Muay Thai training in her schedule. Matuda's older brother was practicing Thai boxing and brought his sister into the section.
Legendary former UFC champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, who was a good friend of her future husband, Katel Kubis, became one of the first trainers of the beauty. Much later, Matuda helped Silva prepare for his fight with Derek Brunson.
Gezary trained in a Muay Thai gym until 2004, when she was introduced to the enchanting world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Her MMA striking coach felt that his student could use some BJJ.
Eventually, the beauty became a student of coach Alexandre Conceição who received his black belt in BJJ from Carlson Gracie himself.
Gezary Matuda's athletic career
Gezary asked her coach to let her go to Muay Thai competitions many times, but he turned her down every time. Gezary got her first opportunity to compete in a BJJ tournament after just one month of training.
In 2009, Matuda made her debut at the CBJJF South America Cup and took first place among blue belts.
Matuda gradually shifted away from Muay Thai and focused solely on Jiu-Jitsu. Under the guidance of Conceição, the girl went a difficult journey from white belt to purple belt. In 2009, G moved to the United States with her husband.
Matuda moved under the wing of Ricardo Liborio - one of the co-founders of American Top Team. The girl’s skills significantly improved in the new gym. In Brazil, Gezary didn't have enough sparring partners, she had to work with men and larger athletes. There was no such problem in the United States.
In 2012 Matuda successfully performed at the IBJJF World Brown Belt Championships, winning gold and receiving her long-awaited black belt from the hands of her coach Liborio. The Brazilian did not try to hold back her emotions:
There is nothing that compares to this great feeling of being a world champion as a black belt. It’s hard to find something else that’s going to give you the same pleasure in life. Every year you win that title, it feeds that adrenaline. You get addicted to this feeling. Everything else feels boring.
In 2013, Gezari made her first trip to the IBJJF World Championships as a black belt. The girl didn't meet any opposition in the category up to 118 lbs and became the triumphant of the tournament.
From 2013 to 2019, Matuda traveled to the IBJJF World Championships seven times and each time she went up on the podium.
Gezary Matuda's personal life
Gezary met her future husband Katel at Thai boxing training. After several years of relationship, the lovers celebrated their marriage.
In 2009, Cubis was offered a job at the ATT gym as a striking coach, and the couple set out to conquer the States. Gezary once again faced new perspectives in training.
But later, the couple broke up. Judging by social networks, the Brazilian found love with her compatriot Bruno Malfacine, a ten-time world champion in BJJ.
Gezary Matuda's sporting achievements (in black belts)
- IBJJF world champion (2013, 2014, 2016);
- IBJJF Pan American Games champion (2015, 2016, 2018);
- IBJJF European Open Champion (2017);
- Vice World Champion in IBJJF (2015, 2017);
- Third place at the IBJJF World Championships (2018, 2019).
Gezary has not participated in major tournaments since 2019. The girl trains young athletes, popularizes BJJ, does yoga and is simply glowing with beauty and happiness.